MTB Tire Comparison:
Maxxis Ikon eXCeption Silkworm 2014 vs
Schwalbe Big One LiteSkin PaceStar 2016

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Contents and Test Summary

  1. Manufacturer Specifications
  2. Size and Weight Measurements
  3. Rolling Resistance Test Results
  4. Puncture Resistance Test Results
  5. Conclusion
  • Maxxis Ikon eXCeption Silkworm
  • Schwalbe Big One LiteSkin PaceStar
Performance compared to all other MTB tires
(100% is fastest - lightest - highest - strongest)

Manufacturer Specifications


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Manufacturer Specifications
Brand MaxxisSchwalbe
Model Ikon eXCeption SilkwormBig One LiteSkin PaceStar
Year 20142016
Supplied By Bought in storeBought in store
Full Review Full ReviewFull Review
New or Used NewNew
Mileage 0 km0 km
Price Range HighHigh
Buy At
Manufacturer Part Number TB9675340011600805
EAN
TPI 120127
Compound ExceptionOneStar
Bead FoldingFolding
ETRTO 57-62260-622
Size Inch 29"29"
Width Inch 2.202.35
Specified Weight 560 grams440 grams
Min Air Pressure psi23 psi
Max Air Pressure 65 psi50 psi
Made In TaiwanIndonesia
Available Sizes 29 x 2.20
26 x 2.20
29 x 2.35
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Maxxis Ikon eXCeption Silkworm 2014
Schwalbe Big One LiteSkin PaceStar 2016
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Maxxis Ikon eXCeption Silkworm 2014
Schwalbe Big One LiteSkin PaceStar 2016
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Maxxis Ikon eXCeption Silkworm 2014
Schwalbe Big One LiteSkin PaceStar 2016

Size and Weight Measurements


Size and Weight Measurements
Model Ikon eXCeption SilkwormBig One LiteSkin PaceStar
Specified Weight 560 grams440 grams
Measured Weight 583 grams458 grams
Measured Width Carcass 52 mm57 mm
Measured Width Tread 51 mm57 mm
Measured Height 53 mm54 mm
Measured Knob Height Center 2.5 mm0.5 mm
Measured Knob Height Edge 3.8 mm0.5 mm
Measured Total Thickness Sidewall Not Tested0.50 mm
Measured Casing Thickness Center Not Tested1.10 mm
All size measurements are taken at an air pressure of 35 psi / 2.4 bars on a 17.8 mm inner width rim.

Rolling Resistance Test Results


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Rolling Resistance Test Results
Model Ikon eXCeption SilkwormBig One LiteSkin PaceStar
Inner Tube Conti MTB 29 (225 gr butyl)Conti MTB 29 (225 gr butyl)
Spin Up Video No VideoYouTube
Rolling Resistance
55 PSI / 3.8 Bar
30.9 Watts
CRR: 0.00926
11.8 Watts
CRR: 0.00354
Rolling Resistance
45 PSI / 3.1 Bar
31.4 Watts
CRR: 0.00941
12.5 Watts
CRR: 0.00375
Rolling Resistance
35 PSI / 2.4 Bar
33.5 Watts
CRR: 0.01004
13.6 Watts
CRR: 0.00408
Rolling Resistance
25 PSI / 1.7 Bar
38.2 Watts
CRR: 0.01145
15.8 Watts
CRR: 0.00474
All numbers are for a single tire at a speed of 29 km/h / 18 mph and a load of 42.5 kg / 94 lbs.

Use the formula: RR (Watts) = CRR * speed (m/s) * load (N) to calculate rolling resistance at a given speed and load.

Puncture Resistance Test Results


Puncture Resistance Test Result (higher is better)
Model Ikon eXCeption SilkwormBig One LiteSkin PaceStar
Puncture Resistance Tread 7 Points6 Points
Puncture Resistance Side 4 Points4 Points

Conclusion


Conclusion
Model Ikon eXCeption SilkwormBig One LiteSkin PaceStar
Full Review Full ReviewFull Review
Verdict Not RecommendedHighly Recommended
Rating 1 / 55 / 5
Buy At
  • Maxxis Ikon eXCeption Silkworm
  • Schwalbe Big One LiteSkin PaceStar
Performance compared to all other MTB tires
(100% is fastest - lightest - highest - strongest)
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